00:00 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $3,938 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
384728-
i
1
Red (Henry Witt, Jr)

Clutch City 24 

dk g Valid Expectations - Letherblackjack (Henny Hughes)

4 8-11
Chris RosierAmanda Barton
2
9/06631-
i
2
Hot pink, black ball, black sleeves (Savannah Grisham)

Where's Rufus 78 

gr/ g My Golden Song - Covetous (Storm Day)

4 8-11
Francisco PerezHenry Uriegas
3
553445-
i
3
green, yellow ball (Nathan Hatcher)

Meshuga 70 

b g Special Rate - Sublimation (Touch Gold)

4 8-11
Rohan SinghNathan Hatcher
4
638365-
i
4
Brown, white horse, dark green sleeves, brown cap (Sonja Dupuy)

Medieval Medicine 36 

dk g Oratory - Lady Primal (Primal Storm)

4 8-11
Ernesto Valdez JiminezAllen Dupuy
5
416633-
i
5
Green, green cap (John Obregon)

Hymn M 78 

b g Lydgate - Gold M. (Gold Case)

D
7 8-11 b1
Domingo ChacaltanaJ Bustamante
6
433487-
i
6
Purple, hot pink chevrons, purple cap (Kathy Stephens)

Seward's Gift 78 

b g Eaton's Gift - Smellinlikearose (Slewacide)

5 8-11
Ronald RichardDewey Smith
Verdict

WHERE'S RUFUS was an impressive winner of a maiden in November and has been found another good opening as he bids to go from strength to strength. Hymn M and and Clutch City, a decent second two starts back, are others to note.

00:28 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,725 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
572871-
i
1
Turquoise, black diamond hoop, black diamond hoop on slvs, black cap (Lino Casas)

Cbc Deputy's Girl 35 

b f Twice As Bad - Deputy's Whirl (Deputy Slew)

D
4 8-11
Sasha RisenhooverVeronica Griggs
2
7/53194-
i
2
Red (Grossman, Mike And Bravo, Francisco)

Machi 161 

dk f Munnings - Ghost Shadow (Ghostzapper)

D
4 8-11
Iram DiegoFrancisco Bravo
3
143576-
i
3
Light blue, brown hoop, brown hoop on sleeves, light blue cap (Rml Thoroughbreds Llc)

Dreamers Vision 50 

ch f The Visualiser - One Hip Wonder (Offlee Wild)

D
4 8-11
Lindey WadeKari Craddock
4
453680-
i
4
Black, red hoops on sleeves, black cap (Terry Propps)

The Last Scout 44 

b f Harlan's Holiday - Miss Missile (Golden Missile)

D
4 8-11
Rohan SinghCharles Smith
5
56472-6
i
5
Red, (Michael Antwine)

Tattle Tail Sue 16 

dk m Tale of Ekati - Up We Go (Waquoit)

Non Runner
6
222128-
i
6
Red, white diamond hoop, red cap (Sad Sac Racing)

Jill's Firebird 39 

ch f Birdstone - Easy Slam (Grand Slam)

BF
4 8-11
Lane LuzziClinton Stuart
7
644879-
i
7
Red, yellow star, red stars on yellow sleeves (Mario Tovar)

Belleofthebayou 37 

ch f Star Guitar - Stella Come Back (All Gone)

D
4 8-11
Ivan ArellanoJose Torres
Verdict

CBC DEPUTY'S GIRL looks the answer in what is a trappy heat following a ready maiden success at Remington last month. Dreamers Vision and Machi won't be done improving yet and they complete the shortlist.

00:56 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,095 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
686766-
i
1
grey, white ball (Mark Hibdon)

Paradise Road 71 

b m Forefathers - Socorro County (Katahaula County)

D
5 8-8
Ezequiel LaraMark Hibdon
2
255745-
i
2
Red (Edward Anthony)

Easy Nights 40 

dk m Burbank - Dyna D. (Dynaformer)

7 8-8
Jermaine BridgmohanBoyd Caster
3
116214-
i
3
Blue, white horseshoe, white sleeves (Guarino, Sam And Ela Racing Stable)

Bethyl's Royalrose 106 

gr/ m Too Much Bling - Royalactgo (General Royal)

D
Non Runner
4
414878-
i
4
Green, black ball, green cap (William Bennett)

Carmen's Picture 45 

b m Jonesboro - Picture Line (This Picture)

6 8-8
Lindey WadeWilliam Bennett
5
325525-
i
5
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

Queen Of The Walk 49 

dk m K One King - Golden Walk (In a Walk)

D
7 8-8
Iram DiegoKarl Broberg
6
645425-
i
6
Black, black cap (Walter Benson, Jr)

Dancingovertheline 71 

b m Exclusive Quality - Dance Lightly (Dance Brightly)

D
9 8-8
Ronald RichardJerimiah West
7
520623-
i
7
Yellow, black cuffs on sleeves, yellow cap (High Hopes Thoroughbreds, Inc)

Atoka Girl 42 

dk m Country Be Gold - Linda's Rebel (Yankee Victor)

D
6 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezJody Pruitt
8
502551-
i
8
Turquoise (Whitelaw, Michael R And Wilson, Tony)

Bling's Ace 49 

blk m Too Much Bling - Castelli's Ace (Leo Castelli)

D
5 8-8
Sasha RisenhooverMichael Whitelaw
Verdict

BETHYL'S ROYALROSE is a consistent performer at this level and knows where the back of the net is too, having won three of her last six starts. Bling's Ace and Atoka Girl can also get competitive.

01:32 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,040 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
651362-
i
1
Red (Orville Atkinson)

Mount Errigal 112 

dk g Grasshopper - Majestic Winter (Judge T C)

4 8-11
Marco VegaOrville Atkinson
2
335131-
i
2
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Kings Wish 36 

dk g Sun King - Meredith (Full Mandate)

D
6 8-11
Iram DiegoSteven Asmussen
3
636547-
i
3
Blue (Henry Witt, Jr)

Shaded 22 

gr/ c Too Much Bling - Fast Find (Mineshaft)

4 8-11
Lane LuzziAmanda Barton
4
443765-
i
4
Light blue, gold ball (Del Viento Racing Llc And Offolter, Joe S)

Clock Me Now 57 

dk g Elijah's Song - Stormin Miss (Marked Tree)

6 8-11
Ivan ArellanoJoe Offolter
5
244245-
i
5
Green (John Pierce, II)

Civitavecchio (ARG)  99 

ch h Tapit - Cieli (Silver Deputy)

D
Non Runner
6
352114-
i
6
Green, Black Diamond, Black Hoops on Sleeves (Tommy Hoyt)

Unbroken Song 71 

gr/ g My Golden Song - Light Lace (Festival Of Light)

D
4 8-11
Rodolfo GuerraM Davidson
7
544233-
i
7
Navy, gold stripe on sleeves, gold cap (Dream Walkin Farms, Inc)

Drinkin' Song 50 

b g Cactus Ridge - Sazerac Song (Phone Trick)

D
5 8-11
Jason EadsPaul Duhon
Verdict

KINGS WISH is two wins from his last three starts and can continue in a rich vein of form in this claimer. Unbroken Song boasts a similar profile and heads the list of dangers from Drinkin' Song.

02:00 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 21 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Starter Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
492785-
i
1
Red (Karen Jacks)

Early Ride 78 

b g Early Flyer - Miss My Ride (Candy Ride)

D
Non Runner
2
215210-
i
2
Gold,blue ball (Michael Annechino)

Mr Lexis 42 

ch g Badge Of Silver - Tracy V. (Valid Appeal)

D
7 8-8
Ronald RichardJose Torres
3
424113-
i
3
Pink, black ball (Monster Partnership)

Monster 70 

dk g Unbridled's Heart - Won Ton Win (Daring Damascus)

D
Non Runner
4
168698-
i
4
White, green horseshoe, green stars and chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Sugar Daddy Stable)

Strict Observance 42 

b g Trappe Shot - Mihrimah (Proud Citizen)

D
5 8-8
Quincy HamiltonHugo Rodriguez
5
755876-
i
5
White, maroon chevron hoop, maroon yoke (Mindy Willis)

Moonlite Mayhem 49 

dk g Lunarpal - Time Lasts (Count The Time)

D
Non Runner
6
241239-
i
6
White, blue diamond frame, white diamond on blue sleeves, white cap (Isaac Duhon)

P Millers Clock 40 

b g Etesaal - Class Approval (With Approval)

D
8 8-8
Lindey WadePaul Duhon
7
98619-8
i
7
Orange (Rossi, Lee J , Kohn, Lenny And Cj Thoroughbreds)

Alpha Bravo 13 

ch g Afleet Alex - Highest Approval (High Fly)

D
Non Runner
8
151414-
i
8
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Samicean (GER)  49 

ch g Medicean - Samerous (Generous)

D
5 8-8
Iram DiegoSteven Asmussen
9
4695/42-
i
9
Red, White Sash, Red Cap (Ken Pullen)

Dreamy Kid 70 

b g Lemon Drop Kid - Dreams (Silver Hawk)

D
10 8-8
Rodolfo GuerraSr Alan Love,
Verdict

If punters can look past MR LEXIS' mishap at Delta Downs last month, he is more than capable at this level and gets the nod ahead of Monster and Samicean.

02:40 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $12,915 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7/50621-
i
1
Red, Gold Dots, Gold Bars On Sleeves, Red Cap (Edward Seltzer)

Wily 39 

ch f Street Cry - True Legacy (A.P. Indy)

D
4 8-8
Iram DiegoSteven Asmussen
2
565710-
i
2
Green, gold sleeves, green cap (Susan Moulton)

Kai Nalu 56 

ch f Broken Vow - Fun Filled (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-8
Ronald RichardBrandon Jenkins
3
56/3449-
i
3
Purple, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Goff, Tom And Pauline)

Alpha Nine 122 

b m KITALPHA - Nine Pines (Pine Bluff)

5 8-8
Jermaine BridgmohanBoyd Caster
4
509115-
i
4
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Audacious Angel 42 

ch m City Zip - Humorlee (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-8
Lindey WadeSteven Asmussen
5
124572-
i
5
White, Black Diagonal Quarters, red stars, Red Sleeves, white stars, White Cap (Harmony Stable Llc)

Toccet's Diva 45 

b m Toccet - Cherokee Diva (Kipling)

D
5 8-8
Erik McNeilBoyd Caster
6
25/5197-
i
6
Black (Leonard Johnson)

Shiloh County 225 

dk m Trancus - Shelby County (Manzotti)

D
5 8-8
Francisco PerezLeonard Johnson
Verdict

AUDACIOUS ANGEL is difficult to get away from here as she is two wins from her last three starts and has more than proven herself at this level. Alpha Nine should go close, likewise Wily.

03:08 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 21 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $12,600 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
23-
i
1
Aqua, black ball (Mike Neatherlin)

Light Up The Devil 30 

ch f Light Up The Score - The Devil Is Mine (Devil His Due)

3 8-10
Ted GondronMike Neatherlin
2
586-
i
2
White, maroon circle, maroon yoke, maroon cuffs on sleeves, maroon cap (Leslie Clemmer)

Pink Adobe 40 

ch f Crossbow - Coyote Cafe (Seeking The Gold)

3 8-10
Lindey WadeMindy Willis
3
2-
i
3
Forest green, black sleeves, forest green cap (Susan Moulton)

Te Fiti 223 

b f City Zip - Abide (Tiznow)

3 8-10
Ronald RichardBrandon Jenkins
4
i
4
Yellow, star, black star on sleeves (Henry Witt, Jr)

Clever Wit 

dk f Clever Cry - Zitty (Zede)

3 8-10
Ernesto Valdez JiminezAmanda Barton
5
i
5
Purple (Molly Malone's Racing)

Wise Deal 

gr/ f Monarchos - Make a Deal (Private Terms)

3 8-10
Sasha RisenhooverLarry Stroope
6
i
6
PURPLE, white ball, (Robert Bruce)

Imaginary Image 

dk f Ready's Image - Princess Tiger (Lido Palace)

3 8-10
Iram DiegoSteven Asmussen
7
6-
i
7
Green, blue braces, white crescent moon, yellow stripes and cuffs on sleeves, green cap (Pozo De Luna, Inc)

Madrecuixe (MEX)  35 

gr/ f Drover - Minerva (Election Day)

3 8-10
Rodolfo GuerraKari Craddock
8
i
1A
Purple (Mike Neatherlin)

Espresso Lite 

dk f Light Up The Score - Espresso Candy (Candy Ride)

Non Runner
Verdict

LIGHT UP THE DEVIL has done enough in two starts to suggest a maiden special weight of this nature is well within her compass and she can get the better of Te Fiti and Imaginary Image.

03:36 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 21 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Starter Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Good

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
632994-
i
1
Red, white belt, blue and red hoops on white sleeves (Pedro Rodriguez)

Street Life Blues 98 

dk g City Street - Kathryn's Life (Commanchero)

D
Non Runner
2
317312-
i
2
Pink, white diamond hoop (Karen Jacks)

Boston Humor 78 

dk g Got the Last Laugh - Heathers Promise (Silver Buck)

D
7 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezKaren Jacks
3
38214-8
i
3
Pink (Quentin Parker)

Willy Be Invited 7 

ch g Divine Park - Island Rhythm (Skip Trial)

D
Non Runner
4
612239-
i
4
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Magna Breeze 91 

b g Magna Graduate - Flashbulb Breeze (Peruvian)

D
8 8-8
Iram DiegoSteven Asmussen
5
057399-
i
5
Green (Clark Brewster)

Generous Kitten 21 

b g Kitten's Joy - Philanthropy Lady (Desert Style)

D
Non Runner
6
324464-
i
6
Black (Team Bryant Thoroughbreds)

Saint Floyd 70 

ch g Aragorn - Keeping Watch (Danehill)

D
Non Runner
7
741133-
i
7
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

Walker's Way 31 

b g Majestic Warrior - April Closing (Defrere)

D
6 8-8
Rodolfo GuerraKarl Broberg
8
422173-
i
8
Turquoise (Eluterio Mendoza)

Woody's Tavern 78 

ch g Vow to Greatness - Willailla (Mountain Cat)

D
6 8-8
Francisco PerezHenry Uriegas
9
531243-
i
9
Black, blue diamond (Bryan Brunell)

Vanderboom Ridge 44 

b g Borrego - Cristina Ridge (Come Summer)

D
7 8-8
Lindey WadeMindy Willis
10
63434-1
i
10
White, black ball (Eden De La Rosa)

Mundo Mutadda 9 

ch g Mutadda - Ain't Behavin' (Include)

5 8-8
Quincy HamiltonEduardo Ramirez
Verdict

BOSTON HUMOR's recent form reads well in the context of this starter optional claimer and the consistent seven-year-old looks the safe bet in what is a competitive heat. Vanderboom Ridge should go well and both Magna Breeze and Generous Kitten are also respected on the pick of their form.